DIPLOMACY AND THE ARISTOCRACY AS PATRONS OF MUSIC AND THEATRE IN THE EUROPE OF THE ANCIEN RÉGIME
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DIPLOMACY AND THE ARISTOCRACY AS PATRONS OF MUSIC AND THEATRE IN THE EUROPE OF THE ANCIEN RÉGIME

Código de artículo:
E1000665537
Editorial:
HOLLITZER WISSENSCHAFTSVERLAG
Fecha edición:
Materia
Libros para Todos
ISBN:
9783990127704
Formato:
EPUB
Idioma:
Inglés
Tipo de libro:
Ebook
DRM
Si

This volume explores the dense networks created by diplomatic relationships between European courts and aristocratic households in the early modern age, with the emphasis on celebratory events and the circulation of theatrical plots and practitioners promoted by political and diplomatic connections. The offices of plenipotentiary ministers were often outposts providing useful information about cultural life in foreign countries. Sometimes the artistic strategies defined through the exchanges of couriers were destined to leave a legacy in the history of arts, especially of music and theatre. Ministers favored or promoted careers, described or made pieces of repertoire available to new audiences, and even supported practitioners in their difficult travels by planning profitable tours. They stood behind extraordinary artists and protected many stage performers with their authority, while carefully observing and transmitting precious information about the cultural and musical life of the countries where they resided.

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